Buying Christmas cards. Making wish lists. Pyramids of condensed milk to avoid in the supermarket aisles. Johnny Mathis is walking in a winter wonderland.
I guess it’s that time again!
Well, I’m signing up for lots of holiday festivities here on the world-wide web! Here are links and descriptions of some of the blog festivities for this (“the most wonderful”) time of year.
There are no rules to the weekend, we’re simply hoping to devote a good amount of time to reading, and perhaps meeting some of our reading challenges and goals for 2011. We thought it’d be fun if we cheered each other on a bit. If you think you can join in, grab the button and sign on to Mr. Linky. If you don’t have a blog, you can sign up the comments!
During the weekend, come back and link any Thankfully Reading Weekend posts to the Mr. Linky we’ll put up here on Friday, November 25. Feel free to link as many posts as you’d like. On Sunday will put up another Mr. Linky for your wrap-up post.
Next up, in early December, I will be mailing out Christmas cards to five other bloggers for the Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange 2011. It’s hosted by Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog, and here are the details:
1. Sign up for the exchange by November 30, 2011.
2. Partners go out December 3, 2011.
3. You have until December 13, 2011 to send your card(s).
4. Since it’s a book-lovers card exchange you have to include something book-related in your card. Some ideas:
a. Write about a book you’ve read recently.
b. Give a few book recommendations to your partner.
c. Tell a book-related story.
d. Something else book-related that you think up yourself.
5. Since this is a book blogger holiday card exchange, you need to be a blogger who blogs at least sometimes about books to participate.
6. The swap is open internationally. Since last year I got a big headache trying to pair up people who did/did not want to send internationally, this year everyone must be willing to send internationally. Okay? Okay.
7. You can exchange up to five cards. You won’t always get a card from the same people you send your cards to. It will nevertheless be an awesome thing.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, hurry up and sign up!
I will also be mailing out a book to another mystery blogger (secret santa style) for the Book Bloggers Holiday Swap. Unfortunately, it’s too late to sign up for this one, but I am excited to pick up a book for my secret blogger!
Finally, there is the 2011 Virtual Advent Tour going on all through December. This sounds like sort of a blog hop where participants learn a bit about each others’ holiday traditions via their blog posts. Here is the description from the site:
The Virtual Advent tour first started when we pondered why should the kids get all the fun of opening a box on the advent calendar and finding a treat in there, and how could we have some blogging fun with a similar concept? So the Virtual Advent tour was born.
Each day anyone who wants to participate takes turns sharing a treat with our friends here in blogland. For example it could be something about your family traditions, recipes, your country’s holiday traditions, or a favourite Christmas memory, movie, book, song…anything you like. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas we would like to hear about what your family does during the holiday season, whether it be celebrating Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or whatever it is that you do during this time.
If you are interested in participating in this event, sign up before December 01!
So, along with all of the time-consuming annual tasks involved with the holidays, I will be participating in all of these bookish events as well! Hopefully, I haven’t bitten off more of the Yule log than I can chew! Yet, I have a funny feeling that these tasks will be the easiest and least complicated tasks of all that I have to do in the upcoming weeks. I hope some of you are participating in these as well! Happy Holidays!